I must confess at this juncture that I was a big fan of Hawaii Five-O back when I was a youngster. The show would likely seem cheesy to me today, but back then, it was golden.
I was thinking about that show recently, because CBS announced a couple of weeks ago that there will be a new Five-O this Fall. I will watch it for sure.
I have been rooting around youtube this evening and found some interesting treats for you. I am including the original Five-O intro. They updated it bit by bit between 1968 and 1980, when it went off the air, but the music probably didn't change much at all. Certainly, Jack Lord's hair didn't.
Even if you're a big Five-O fan, you probably didn't know that CBS attempted a revival of the show in the late 1990's with Gary Busey as the star. He's a trainwreck now, but in 1997, they had enough confidence in him to star him in this pilot, which was never picked up, and which I have never seen. Here's the intro, though.
Lastly, 2 more videos: A teaser for the 2010 Five-O, and, of course, the intro. I am not a big fan of the music. I hope they go a bit more retro.
Looking forward to the Fall!